Advertisements abound about changing some aspect of your child’s life or behavior. Whether these work or not, I don’t know.
Earlier in the week, I talked with someone burdened with kids (mainly teens) who have checked out on life and who, at such an early age, have little hope in life. We talked about what the church can do and how Christians can make a difference in a fallen society.
We struggled to come up with an answer to these kinds of needs. I can honestly say I don’t know how our society can make a difference in kids who seem destined for prison or an early and violent death.
What I do know is Vacation Bible School each year helped to make a real difference in my life.
I can remember specific events at VBS when I was a child. At Vacation Bible School, I learned what a POW was and I heard how God helped this POW through his ordeal. I remember pledging allegiance to the flag and to the Bible. I remember Bible verses I learned in VBS
Those are specific things I remember. I also learned principles that have carried me through life.
I learned church can be really fun.
I learned God is love and that in the church I was loved.
I learned God knew who I was and really does have a wonderful plan for my life.
I learned God is concerned with forming character within me.
I learned God wants me to know Him and follow Him forever.
I learned Jesus died for me and would have died for me if I was the only person who needed Him.
Your child needs all the things I did. Please take advantage of your church’s VBS this summer . Make this a priority. Start early with your children. Give them opportunities to hear about God and His work.
Giving them these things now may prevent more serious times in the future.
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